It’s about time. After umpteen World Cup anthems
, someone finally comes up with a proper jam for the 2010 NBA Finals — after the fact. That’s thanks to Game, who evidently came up with this homage to the Los Angeles Lakers (his home team) while still toiling on his delayed R.E.D
. album. Believe it or not, it’s a bona fide banger: “Hustlin’”, with Robin Thicke and Snoop delivering guest vocals, finds Game rapping over an eerie beat, drawing a comparison between between hustling on the court and in the streets. Listen below.
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The new track comes two weeks after Game released his planned R.E.D. song “Pushin’ It”, which also features Thicke on a strong hook.
Game is also using “Hustlin’” as an occasion to shout out the incarcerated Lil Wayne, who recorded a song for Laker Kobe Bryant last year. Game tweeted “Last yr, my nigga Weezy did a song 4 Kobe, but he locked up n LA is MY CITY so its only right dat I do it this year ! I got this @liltunechi”.
What do you think? Does Game have a slam dunk here? Or does this song need a little help from Game’s other NBA-obssessed, falsetto-singing collaborator, Justin Timberlake?